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Peanut Butter Dip – Easy and Creamy

Easy, creamy peanut butter dip made with cream cheese makes a perfect dip for apples or cookies. 

blue bowl of peanut butter dip with green apples

As for peanut butter, I can eat a PB&J sandwich, but my favorite way to eat peanut butter is in desserts.

I remember as a a child watching my dad mix up some type of sweet peanut butter concoction in the kitchen. Now the funny thing is, my dad never cooked and if you put a recipe in front of him, he wouldn’t have known what to do with it.

This peanut butter “thing” is the only creation I recall him ever making (outside of mixing weird condiments or canned goods together). I call it a “thing” because it was something in the middle between candy and a dessert bar.

My mom was not a fan of his little kitchen endeavor on the few times that he made this , but it had sugar and peanut butter  in it so as a kid, I was happy. 🙂 I do look back now and smile when I think about that story.

Bowl with peanut butter dip topped with crushed peanuts

Tips and Tricks

  • Whipping cream: Keep the heavy cream cold until ready to whip.
  • Cream cheese: Don’t forget to soften the cream cheese to ensure you don’t get clumps when making the dip
  • Make it crunchy: You could use crunchy peanut butter for a crunchy version or add in chopped peanuts (or garnish with them like I did)

Recipe FAQs

What goes with peanut butter dip? 

Apple slices are a great healthy snack to serve along side this dip. Nutter butter cookies make a great cookie option. Graham crackers or chocolate cookies would be good too!

Can you make peanut butter dip ahead of time? 

Yes, this is a perfect make ahead dessert and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can you freeze this dip?

I would not recommend freezing this dip because it will change the texture.

 Need another fruit dip idea? You may like my dark chocolate fruit dip recipe.

peanut butter dip with an apple slice dipped in
Green apples and blue bowl of peanut butter apple dip

Peanut Butter Dip

Darlene Kratz
Easy, cream cheese peanut butter dip is a perfect party appetizer or no bake dessert. Serve this creamy peanut butter dip as a fruit dip or with cookies.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 378 kcal


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp chopped peanuts, optional


  • Using a mixer, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. set aside.
  • With the mixer on medium speed, beat together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. 
  • Add in vanilla and then slowly mix in the powdered sugar until light and fluffy
  • Fold in peanut butter and the whipped cream until combined. 
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  • Optionally, top with chopped peanuts before serving. Perfect with fruit, cookies or pretzels.


Calories: 378kcal
Keyword apple dip, no bake peanut butter dessert, peanut butter dip
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